What Types Of Pianos Are Good For Your Home?
There are so many reasons to add a piano to your home. Not only do they look incredible, but they can offer health benefits too.
Some of the obvious benefits include confidence-boosting and better hand-eye coordination. But did you know that learning an instrument can also help with hearing loss?
Learning the piano can help to slow down the degradation of your hearing, but you will need to invest in a good hearing device too. Maintenance is also critical. Humidity damages hearing devices, as does excessive ear wax, so be careful.
So, what are some of the types of piano to consider?
Concert Grand Pianos
The concert grand piano is the largest, and generally the most elegant model of the grand pianos for sale. It is, as the name suggests, the model found in a concert hall rather than in the family home, where you are more likely to find an upright or a baby grand piano.
Size, as well as price, is the main reason for this. Concert grand pianos are larger because they allow for longer strings that create a better quality of sound and, therefore, a more intense musical experience.
The upright piano is vertically strung and while it still produces an excellent sound the length of the strings is limited by the size restrictions of the piano. An upright piano cannot exceed a certain height without losing its center of gravity and balance. However, this size restriction is one of the things that makes them popular in smaller homes, particularly those that are difficult to reach.
The shape of an upright piano means it is easier to lift, even by a winch or crane. For those looking for a similar sound to a concert grand piano for sale, but who have more limited space, there is the grand or the baby grand to consider. Both have the same shape, differing only in their size and string lengths.
Digital Baby Grand Pianos
You may wish to buy a baby grand piano more because it looks wonderful in your space rather than the excellent sound it produces. Many baby grand pianos, both digital and acoustic, are made from various types of wood. However, it’s not uncommon for cheaper models to be made from fiberglass, lacquer, or even a blend of plastics. These can be extremely physically attractive and designed to look good in a room.
The keys of baby grands can also be made from special materials and, particularly if you’re looking at older models, you should be aware of what the keys are made of in case you need replacements.
When you’re looking at any baby grand piano for sale, choosing between acoustic and digital may be a conundrum for you. On the one hand, digital models are cheaper than acoustic models, but does that mean you’re compromising on sound? Well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that. If you do your research and choose a good model of a digital baby grand piano, you’ll get a piano with excellent sound.
In addition, recording can be incorporated into digital models, so, if that’s a primary consideration when you’re looking at pianos for sale, think about going digital.
And thankfully, you can find tools or devices like loop pedals to help you incorporate recording into a digital piano or keyboard model. Such devices work best for digital pianos that do not have an in-built recording function. Plus, it’s very easy to learn how to use a loop pedal when recording on your digital piano and keyboard. And this helps when you need a live playback.